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Life in the universe / John Billingham, editor.

; Ames Research Center ; Conference on Life in the Universe (1979 : Ames Research Center)
1st MIT Press ed.. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1981.
ISBN 0262520621, 0262021552, 9780262520621

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Other Authors Billingham, John, 1930-2013.
Ames Research Center.
Conference on Life in the Universe (1979 : Ames Research Center)
Subjects Life on other planets -- Congresses.
Life on other planets.
Vie extraterrestre -- Congrè€s.
Description xix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Proceedings of the Conference on Life in the Universe, held at NASA Ames Research Center, June 19-20, 1979.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface / John Billingham -- Conference overview / A. Thomas Young -- Introduction / Robert A. Frosch -- Three eras of cosmic evolution / Eric J. Chaisson -- Origin of life. Introductory comments / Harold P. Klein -- Organic chemical evolution / Sherwood Chang -- Sulfur : fountainhead of life in the universe / Benton C. Clark -- Role of interfacial water and water in thin films in the origin of life / Duwayne M. Anderson -- Life-supporting environments. Introductory comments / George H. Herbig -- Atmospheres and evolution / Lynn Margulis, James E. Lovelock -- Origin and evolution of continents and oceans / Karl K. Turekian -- Climatic stability / Donald M. Hunten -- Stellar influences on the emergence of intelligent life / Martin Cohen -- Planetary orbits in multiple star systems / R.S. Harrington -- Constraints on early life by earth's accretional and preaccretional development / Gustaf Arrhenius -- Cosmic conclusions from climatic models ; can they be justified? / Stephen H. Schneider, Starley L. Thompson -- Evolution of oxygen and ozone in earth's atmosphere / J.F. Kasting, T.M. Donahue -- Prospects for detecting other planetary systems / David C. Black -- Detecting planets in binary systems with speckle interferometry / Simon P. Worden -- Panel discussion / summarized by Mark A. Stull -- Evolution of complex life in the galaxy. Introductory comments / Mark A. Stull -- Transfer RNA and the origin of protein synthesis / Alexander Rich -- Emergence and radiation of multicellular organisms / James W. Valentine -- Speculations on the evolution of intelligence in multicellular organisms / Dale. A. Russell -- Evolution of technological species / Bernard Campbell -- Astrophysical crisis in the evolution of life in the galaxy / Wallace H. Tucker -- Biochemical keys to the emergence of complex life / Kenneth M. Towe -- Gravity, lignification, and land plant evolution / S.M. Siegel, B.Z. Siegel, Jung Chen -- Evolution of man and its implications for general principles of the evolution of intelligent life / C. Owen Lovejoy -- Detectability of technological civilizations. Introductory comments / Frank D. Drake -- Identifiability of suitable stars / Kenneth James -- Manifestations of advanced civilizations / Ronald N. Bracewell -- Search strategies / Bernard M. Oliver -- Eavesdropping mode and radio leakage from earth / Woodruff T. Sullivan III -- SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence : plans and rationale / J.H. Wolfe [and others] -- Reflections / Philip Morrison.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7838133
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